Country Grounds Maintenance (CGM) of Downham has received a unique seal of approval – the visit of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex to their garden display at this year’s Royal Norfolk Show.
Prince Edward, who has become the president of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association in its 60th year, took time out to view CGM’s First World War-themed garden on the Anglia Farmers Stand on the first day of the show.
The garden, called The New Beginning, was constructed to commemorate 100 years since the beginning of World War One with poppies, trees and other plants used to remember and honour the sacrifices many went through.
The garden was designed by Norfolk designer Claudia Morley, working with CGM’s business development and projects manager Chris Taylor.
“With our farming business Glover Agricultural Contractors we were delighted to attend the Royal Norfolk Show this year and produce a World War One garden display that everyone would be proud of,” said Mr Taylor.
“We received a lot of very positive feedback from attendees on the days and the real icing on the cake was Prince Edward visiting the stand and being taken around our garden.
“I’d like to thank him, Anglia Farmers, the Royal Norfolk Show and everyone who came to see us for two very positive days.”
In addition to the Earl of Wessex, farming minister George Eustice and the Bishop of Norwich, Graham James, also visited the garden.